Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"In My Father's Eyes"

In the natural sight of my eyes, I can only see what is before me. In the Supernatural Realm, I can begin to see what He has before me. And although the realization is incumbent upon the Revelation, my alignment with Him, grants me the permission to see from within, irrespective of what it looks like on the outside.

Quite humbling is the view, when you begin to see that it contains an image of you. I can see myself "In My Father's Eyes." Looking down on a child as they look up to you, you can see the reflection that contains the same image of you, both ways.

Looking up at my Father as He looks down on me, I can see myself in the same Vision that He has for me, both ways.

I do not just HAVE "My Father's Eyes," but I can see my reflection, IN "My Father's Eyes."

My Life's Purpose is to please only Him, conceding myself to the riches of His vast wealth, only incurring what He has portioned just for me. The Glory that is to Be, is now the Vision that only aligned eyes can see, Supernaturally.

The previous vision lacked the same, for nothing can be fulfilled, in only your name. What I see in myself requires the illumination of His Reflection. Where I am headed requires the protection of His direction. What I do when I am there, will be of no surprise. In perfect reciprocation, I see all of me, "In My Father's Eyes."

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Vulnerable State"

Humility prevents you from boasting about the Illumination that came about by way of the Transformation, that had nothing to do with your efforts, but by the Works of the Hands of God, bringing about your realized Change (Ephesians 2:8-10).

During this transition, your position is one and that of a "Vulnerable State." You might be the last one to realize the Light emanating from the vessel that is you. However, that Light is not lost on the people on the outside looking in. The predator nature of the flesh knows no boundaries as it begins to salivate at the chance to channel and sabotage your Greatness that is to Be.

Do not try to undo what has already been done. The conviction is just that, for condemnation is of no relation, irrespective of its attempt to relate itself to you. Do not fall for the trickery, the deception lurking to get you off track.
You simply "Move Forward, Move Onward," with the Revelation that the Holy Spirit has Gifted and afforded to you. All of your sin and wrongdoings were paid for already. Remain steady and know that the turbulence is only for you to perfect your stability, in Christ Jesus.

Recognize that what comes your way is not necessarily of a pure nature with pure intentions. For it is able to see that you are "different" and it wants what you have. Fortunately for you and unfortunately for them, It is nontransferable and is only for you. Do not relinquish It unto someone else. Simply say "No," and let that be your final answer.

Anytime something is Growing, it finds itself in a "Vulnerable State." However, your survival is strictly predicated on and for the Life Purpose that God has deposited within you, offering the world something more palatable than the regular items that are on the menu.

Be Strong and Courageous!

Walk with the Knowledge that you are Blessed!

Strengthen those that Strengthen you!

Be the demonstration of reciprocation!

Reinvent with the intent of making It better!

Cross every single T, dot the i's to the letter!

Vulnerability is just God's opportunity to show the world Who you belong To.

Do not rush what is already coming your way. When you decide upon Jesus, His priority is to you, leading the way.

You will graduate from vulnerable to impenetrable. That "state" is just a prerequisite for your Great!

Stay the course!

Remain focused!

Know that God already has it ALL worked out. For Greater is He that is within you, than he that is within the world (1 John 4:4).

From "Vulnerable State" to "Impenetrable Great!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Moving Forward, Moving Onward"

Remnants of the past keep trying to rear themselves as if they have or add some sort of value to your overall equation. Part of the reason why they reside in the past is relative to their indecisive and self destructive ways, the ones that did not align with your Purpose and the Plan that God has for and over your Life. At one point in time, it may have hurt when what you thought you wanted, wound up not being what God had for you, when He said "NO!" It is hard to understand when it is happening. However, when you take a look back over your Life, you come to the realization that He has been blocking as your offensive line the entire time the enemy tried to sack you. The vernacular of choice could easily be substituted for another one of one's choosing, but it does not negate the Truth in the matter, at the Heart of the matter. Through it all, you develop a keen sense of awareness to the disguises of the enemy and how oft times he dresses himself up in a garb that could be what attracts your attention. It may seem palatable and look benign, but the Lord withholds no good thing from those whose walk is blameless (Psalm 84:11). Therefore, see it as a Blessing that your natural eyes could not see, yet through the Revelation of the Holy Spirit, you are now able to identify and see it all for what it Truly is. "Moving Forward, Moving Onward" is the path in which to take, separating yourself from the stagnancy of the enemy trying to anchor your sail. Once upon a time, I may have been there. However, a time upon once I was ignorant, my one way journey from that state was only predicated on the garbage packaged within the garb, that wanted nothing but to stifle what was meant to be Great. Do not allow the enemy to come and steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) the abundance that the Lord God has for you. Even if they had a clue, they still wouldn't get it. Remain blameless and True and prepare to Receive it all!

As you begin and continue to Move, make sure that It is Forward and Onward, leaving the "can't do nothing for me, not taking you into my future" past, EXACTLY where it belongs!

Keep "Moving Forward, Moving Onward," and may the Peace and Blessings of the Lord God be WITH you, always.

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Love Conversion"

Traveling to different countries around the world requires preparation for the differences that you will encounter on your journey. The most noticeable thing is the different types of currency. In order to obtain the local currency, you need to exchange your currency at a rate that provides you with the equivalent rate to that local currency. That conversion rate factors in the value of your currency against that of the value of the currency that you are exchanging it for.

Depending on where you go, your currency will yield you a higher return against that local currency, affording you a greater return for what you have. In other places, the opposite holds true.
In those other places, the value of your currency will not yield you the type of return that you would Hope for, leaving you with less than as opposed to greater than.

In conclusion, the conversion rate is Greater Than in some places, and less than in other places. But in no point in time is your currency not valuable to you, it is just not "perceived" to be "as" valuable in the eyes of others.

In a comparable equation, what if we were to view the value of our "Love" and compare it to that of the value of Love in different environments, what would your conversion be equivalent to? If your Love was "measured," would it yield you a Greater Than favorable return or an unsavory less than return, that is strictly derived from the value of your Love, according to God's conversion barometer?
The value that you place on "your" Love should be able to cross ALL borders, irrespective of what you may or may not get in return.

Should you cross a border where your Love is Greater than the return that you would Hope for, perhaps it is your Love that needs to be demonstrative of why your Love's value should not and cannot be negotiated.

Likewise, should you cross a border and find that your Love is less than and not as valuable as it should be. Perhaps it is there, that you will come to the True understanding of the value of Love, thus compelling you to do something to change the type of Love that you wish to exchange, since the rate of return for the exchanger might not be worth their time and inevitable loss.

So, if your Love had to be rated before it was to ever be exchanged, how would it stack up against the "Love Conversion" of the Love of someone else, anywhere else in the world? Not just "your" environment, but ANY environment.

Would the person that is exchanging their Love for your Love yield a Greater than return or a less than return?

More importantly, would "you" want a Greater than return or would you be ok with and inclined to settle for less than, knowing that you are being cheated out of a Love that is immensely valuable?
In every instance of Love, we go in having expectations of the value of said Love. When that value does not meet our expectations, we decide not to cross that border in order to maintain its current worth, whatever we have deemed it to be. However and selfishly, there are people that would illegally cross that border with not an ounce of Love, and expect to receive Greater than their investment. Those short-term gains will work in the short-term, but it has nothing on the long-term ROI that reciprocity provides.

Stop cheating others in the process of benefitting yourself. That short-term is shorter than you think, and once your less than conversion exchange is realized, you will walk away unchanged in your "Love Conversion," bitter due to your expectations having not been met, and determined to do the same to someone else, as opposed to upping the value of your Love, by way of deciding to Love better, yielding even better results.

So, what does your "Love Conversion" say about you?

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"The Court of Righteous Laws"

The preoccupation of trying to impress, leaves you butterball to the Spiritual Eyes, with nothing to address the lies and deceit that supplement the attire of your dress.

The accessories of deception that you adorn yourself in, only makes for superficial waves, compared to the Truth that comes in form of tidal waves.

The rip current of your lies eventually tire the same arms that are used to weave your web of deceit. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we first conspire to deceive."

How apropos is the same tired flow, when it ALL begins to sound the same.

Rehearsed is the curse that is perpetrated against the people that refuse to embrace it's destructive ways.

Caught red-handed! Clasping fault in the grips of your own paws. Man-made were DISMISSED! Now, who represents you in "The Court of Righteous Laws?"

The enemy cannot afford the luxury of representation in the Truth. Your public defender is forevermore rendered as "no use." Whom do you turn to when you are caught up in your own earthly view, that is predicated on unsubstantiated allegations and no sense of purview?

Your point of view only serves you. An indication of its limited demographic, perhaps? Whom have you Touched, Inspired and Transformed in accordance to your Life's Purpose and along your journey's path? Has it been to only serve the reflection that resembles the same person that it served?

How blissful the Revelation in the formation of the Truth. Abusing all that is wrong, bullying the bullies, pushing them back where they belong. Over here, I do according to what I Hear, when the Holy Spirit whispers loudly in my ears, speaking to my soul and marching offbeat, having been set apart, to fitbit every movement or the resting of my feet. For when your steps have been Ordered by the Lord, noone can cancel the Order on your Life, the one that they can never afford. Their talk is cheap and their pockets are not deep enough, to destroy the indestructible constructs of what He has built. They may huff and they may puff...they will never have the right stuff. Sometimes you need to dumb it down in order for them to hear the sound, and register it within their fragmented grounds that they must travese, so they might claim it and proclaim that "they heard it first." The last will be the first, and the first will be the last (Matthew 20:16).

My Judge and Jury is the One and Only King that my Life's existence serves. My Purpose is for Him to Judge my Love and not the wrath of His fury, by way of His jury of One. That cost has alreay been paid for by The Son! He protects those that Serve Him. I Win!

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"It's Only A Matter Of Time!"

Dehydration will eventually set in when you have expelled and exhausted the most basic human necessity. Just sitting there and continuing to spit vitriol from "afar," brings you no "closer" to who you are supposed to be, as opposed to who you are demonstrating that you actually are.

It is far too easy to posture yourself in the form of a self appraisal. Do we not automatically value ourselves in such a high regard? It is not so much about what "you" say about "you," but more importantly, what He will say about "you."

The best man-made artillery eventually runs out of its own ammunition. Then it is no more lethal than it was designed to be, and no more valuable than the "self" appraisal that it rendered unto "itself."

Wars wage on for years due to foolish pride and not seeking the advantages of Reconciliation. One cannot Reconcile what one refuses to acknowledge.

Therein lies the conflict. You know, the one regarding "self?" What "you" thought of "you," only yielded "you" the remnants of a less than "you." That is exactly how the enemy works. He destroys "you," the same way that he employed "you," to attempt to destroy another. In that scenario, "you" have effectively killed "yourself" trying to do the same to someone else, not realizing that NOTHING or NOONE can bring harm, death, confusion or chaos upon the protected Children of The Lord!

And I, Belong To King Jesus! What He said about Corey shall never fall upon deaf ears, irrespective of the Heart that refuses to hear.

What He said about Corey was concluded long before "you" attempted to say anything about Corey.

What "you" said about me has nothing to do with me.

What "you" say about me has everything to do with How and Where He has postured me, sans any "self" appraisal.

You have miserably failed!
You will continue to horribly fail!
Justice of and for the Righteous will only prevail!
VENGEANCE is the Lord's!

Your calamity will by the same sword that "you" yield. And whether at the hands of your enemy/employer, or the hands of someone to avoid falling by the hands of your enemy/employer, "you" will fall into the same pit that "you" dug to house someone else.

God. Sees. ALL!
God. Knows. ALL!

His Righteous might go through. However, they will never fall! Their feet will not even scrape the jagged edges of the rocks that they have been thrown against. They will continue to stand against what stands against them and remain Victorious in and through Christ Jesus!

In His Will, "It's Only A Matter Of Time!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, October 09, 2014

"A Heart, That Cannot Hear"

If you allow them to, people will suck the marrow out of your bones and spit it right back in your face. How real is that?

Silence and kindness are not indicative of weakness, no more than being loud and obnoxious, is rousing to the unaroused.

Eventually the Truth reveals itself to be the only definition that it can be. Ultimately, the grave that you dig will contain the contents that are you, as you think you are shoveling the dirt on someone else, it is actually you.

The failures of the past are meant to teach us new ways for the future. Yet, old habits of the selfish type rear themselves when the agenda is yours.

Submitting yourself unto something Greater than yourself, will yield you different results. For if it did not previously work, convincing yourself that it will work this time around, with the same circus clowns, only demonstrates the stubbornness of the ringmaster. Pretty soon even the animals will depart for greener pastures as you entertain a circus of one, down to a circus of none.

It is easy to hide behind the anonymity of stupidity. However, even that ignorant state desires an upgrade to a better fate.

There is POWER in the Name of Jesus and even that anonymity will reveal it's True identity that are the strings to the puppetmaster, connected to the ringmaster.

I shall not be moved by the fruitless antics of the enemy. The Revelation of your ignorance and situation are only a Revelation unto yourself. But that has already fallen on deaf ears, blind sight and a Heart that cannot be found. Silence is the sound that you hear. For it does not entertain "A Heart, That Cannot Hear."

"I say to myself, The Lord is my Portion; therfore, I will wait for Him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:24-26).

In Jesus Name! Amen.

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

"The Love, Or The Wrath?"

The continuation of mediocrity in the social landscape is adamant in its attempt to bludgeon the Truth with lies and deceit.

However, deception only works for those that are ignorant to the Truth and are all too eager to jump on the bandwagon out of fear of living out their own lives, rather surfacing themselves as something that they are not and have never been.

The beautiful thing about the Truth, are the origins of the Source of the Truth. The Truth cannot be denied even when it is confronted by a mob of like-minded individuals that want nothing more, than the same that mediocrity has to offer.

The benefits of the actions perpetrated by the mob are like anything and everything else outside of the Word of God. They are temporal at best and lack the same substance of their own drawn-out conclusions without having conducted their necessary research and due diligence to arrive at the Heart of the matter. And that is where it ALL begins: With the Heart.

Jesus Christ was not concerned with what you put into your mouth. No, His concern was what came out of your mouth, for that was and is indicative of the state of your Heart (Matthew 15:11).

Are you running with the naysayers to shield the fact that you have nothing to say?

Do you say what is expected of you to say as a follower, or are you Truly "set apart" and move according to the nudging of the Holy Spirit?

Are you swayed with the wind blowing in the same direction, unable to take flight because your wings, due to your words and actions, have been clipped?

Or do you go against the grain of the wind and soar above the mediocrity that blows your way?

One cannot begin to fathom the possibilities when they are confined within the limited parameters of their own thought process and minds. Like-minded for like-minded, either positive or negative (Matthew 15:14).

The actions that you take are like the words that you speak. They both have origins of the Heart. However, not acknowledging the Truth does not alter the fact that the Truth is always present. Re-gifting the Truth as a lie does not negate the fact that the Truth is still in the presence of perpetual and habitual intertwined lies and deceit. The number of liars does not compel lies to be made over into the Truth, even when the lies have been harmoniously rehearsed.

The Love of God is comparable to the wrath of God (Romans 1:18-20). Which side of God are your actions and or your words leading you towards? "The Love, Or The Wrath?"

Repetitious mediocrity is akin to a dog returning to its own vomit (Proverbs 26:11).

There is no Wisdom in foolishness. Therefore, choose to be wise (Proverbs 26:24-28).

Soar above the mediocrity, and that temporal existence. Shortsightedness has no Vision and Vision will not dumb down in order to accommodate your shortsightedness.

The Love of God is comparable to the wrath of God (Romans 1:18-20). Which side of God are your actions and or your words leading you towards? "The Love, Or The Wrath?"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, September 29, 2014

"The Grace of God"

I have never known the Grace of God like I have come to know the Grace of God these past few years of my Life. He has rescued me from the dominion of darkness, sustained me through my perceived barren seasons, Deposited a sliver of His Infinite Brilliance, Understanding, Knowledge and Wisdom, and elevated me to levels that Corey could not have ever accomplished on his own. Now I know why it was imperative for me to "overcome" and to "conquer" my fear of heights. I wasn't supposed to remain grounded when I have been fitted for Wings to soar. No wonder I was never able to acclimate myself to earthly tangibles, because they could not begin to compare with what He had to offer me, and unbeknownst to me, the line had to be drawn. The world gives and the world takes away. However, what God has Gifted can never be taken away, irrespective of the world. For what He has, supersedes anything that anyone could even begin to offer. I am Grateful for all of the times that His protection came in the form of a "No." Had it been up to me, the Vision that He has always had, I would have never been able to see. But God! The clarity of the disparity between me and Him, brought about closure in the disparity of me and all that were ever in disagreement with what the Spirit has always led me to Know and to Do. In God is where I reside in the foundation that is all Him. Whatever I do and all that I know, is solely because of Him. My Life with God forever grants me Victory in a perpetual state of Win/Win. I cannot lose when my Heavenly Father is at the helm. What used to consume me can no longer begin to overwhelm. I have found Peace in everything! I have Become the Peace that I used to seek. The words of the antithesis will always chatter to hear themselves speak. However, the wasting of words is maturity in ignorance. I allowed the Spirit to redirect my own Deliverance, forbidding what is Righteous to be silenced by reluctance. Fear is not a palatable option that anyone should ever consume. You can season and marinate it all day, and it will always taste the same. To be the Salt of a rather bland existence negates the bitterness left behind on the taste buds after chewing on fear. Fear is hard to swallow because it shouldn't be swallowed. It just wants to stick around to make sure that you do not progress to the next round. Fear does exactly what it is designed to do. However, fear does not define, nor align us with God's point of view. The Grace of God has commandeered the abandonment felt by being stranded in the middle of nowhere. It is in those remote places of no familiar faces that we can finally begin to hear everything that the Spirit needs to say. The Grace of God is particularly interested in and seeks me on a good as well as on a bad day. I cannot go wrong even when I don't feel like I belong. The feeling is to humble me, to allow Him to make me strong. I cannot lose with the Grace of God. I only seem to win, time and time again. Weak on my own, I no longer attempt to do it on my own. I need His Presence in ALL aspects of my Life. Spending much needed time with my Heavenly Father has taught me to lean on nothing but, my Heavenly Father. For His Grace is sufficient, departs me never, provides me with all that is ever needed. I no longer feed my fear, rather I nourish my Faith, so that I can hear, the Spirit. The Grace of God is my portion here, now and Forevermore!

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Let It Go!"

Whatever pains you to the point where it has begun to consume you, is more than likely something that you should not consider, rather actually and permanently, let go.

"No pain, no gain" is a fallacy unto itself and does not deserve the time that is you and yours for the sake of "it" remaining as a constant reminder that "it hurt."

We need to condition our minds to stop trying to press rewind and progressively move forward, pressing towards the mark, so that we can begin to realize that this race that we are in is a marathon, not a sprint.

A sprinter's mentality is unfathomable to a long distance runner.

Pacing oneself is conducive to longevity when the finish line is nowhere in sight. The strides that we take at the onset allow us to start right, so that we can run right and finish Strong, preserving our Strength for when we need it most. It is here in THAT reason, that we must abolish that sprinter's mentality and begin to pace ourselves and "Let It Go," whatever it may be, or whomever they might be.

Allow people to run their own race. In doing so, your focus is to remain focused, so that you too can run your own race. Their finish line is not determined or defined by how you run your course. Remorse not, since the same rules apply to them with respect to their course and how you run your race.

"Let It Go!"

Refrain from collecting the baggage that we do not have to claim, in the name of Freedom. For it is not ours in which to carry. Marry yourselves with what IS for you, and divorce the hindrances that do not want to see you through, helping you get to your finish line.

It is either for you or it is against you.

If it is not part of the solution, then it is part of the problem.

"Let It Go!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Realize The Truth!"

I only began to "Realize The Truth" when I made the conscious decision to stop living out the lies that were ever said about me, including the ones that I said and even believed about myself.

I have learned that it is incumbent upon us (ourselves) to "Speak Life" over us (ourselves) in order to combat and offset the lies that have been perpetrated against us (ourselves).

The Realization of The Truth requires us to relinquish all that is against us by way of fabrications and outright lies.

We are no longer hindered by verbiage that does not apply. We are lifted up and mounted upon the Wings of Eagles that compel us to take flight, soar and fly.

What lies before us is far Greater than any and everything that is stretched out behind us.

Moving forward is the Direction of our Destiny and never looking back allows for Greater Vision to Realize the once unfathomable and unimaginable, yet we can now Truly begin to See.

Hindsight is not the only thing that is 20/20. Living in the present is also 20/20, when we live our lives in the presence of The Truth and not in the haphazard mess that is represented in the form of outright lies.

It is impossible for God to fail.

It is impossible for God to lie.

When we live in and for The Truth, we begin to understand Who He Is, and why.

The murkiness of the ridiculousness, where we choose to no longer reside.

"Realize The Truth" and what God has already said about you, so that you stop believing the lies. Any form of fabrication that is written of or spoken about, will itself Testify in the presence of The Truth, what it is really all about.

"Realize The Truth," and stop living lies!

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, September 07, 2014

"Unprecedented Faithfulness"

Your "Unprecedented Faithfulness" infinitely surpasses the number of times that I have failed Your Love. And thus far, You continue to Love me better than I have ever Loved myself. In my logical mind, the irony of Your Love is that it surpasses any conceit or self-centeredness that anyone could have for themselves. Even in our unwarranted arrogance, we could never Love ourselves in the manner and the way that You have chosen to Love us.

Your Commitment and Dedication is something that the greatest mind could never find or even begin to fathom the possibilities of.

To think that You Love me, when I have given You every reason to turn from me.

To think that you protect me from myself, when my intentions were to harm myself through my own self-centeredness.

To think that Your Love casts a Light over the dark places that I have been, when I knew that I should have stayed away from to begin with.

To think that You are relentless in Your Love and Your "Unprecedented Faithfulness," compels me to constantly re-examine myself, to better myself, thus demonstrating the necessary appreciation and Gratefulness of my Heart.

I Promise to do better by You, so that You can Trust me to let Your Light shine through, magnifying Your Kingdom through unsolicited Freedom, which You have bestowed upon me, for unbelieving eyes to see.

Everything begins IN and WITH the Heart. So there, is exactly where I shall start.

My actions of Gratefulness, will both Revere and Honor, Your "Unprecedented Faithfulness."

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, September 04, 2014

"Passionately Faithful"

As I was text chatting with a friend of mine, I felt the presence of The Lord come over me. It made me realize and gave me yet another glimpse into how God works. It is always unexpected and oft times at the most unique moments. It also allowed me some visibility into what it is like when you Purposely align and Position yourself with The Lord. He seemingly comes right out of nowhere and just starts speaking to you. The next thing you know: your words are not your words, your thoughts are not your thoughts, your actions are not your actions and your ways are no longer, your ways.

The old has Become the New. Your reflection starts to represent the Change that He has done in you. The Illumination begins! The blissfulness is all the indication that it has nothing to do with "you," for we can barely do ourselves, let alone the colossal works that is done through us.

What is mindblowingly evident, is the preponderance of evidence, that unmistakably demonstrates the Brilliant Magnificence, in just how "Passionately Faithful" He is, when you make the Lovingly conscious decision, to Serve out the Will of your Life, solely through His Vision.

The chat was right on time. It concluded by giving God the Glory and departing with Jesus on our minds.

"Passionately Faithful," You are Lord.

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Famous Autograph"

The only "Famous Autograph" that I ever want is that of Jesus Christ. And when He signs it, I want it to say just two words:

"Well Done!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Into Your Loving Arms"

I've heard it stated as such: "When Life knocks you on your knees, you are actually in the perfect position, in which to Pray."

In order to avoid the additional blows that are aimed at me, I choose to remain on my knees, in that perfect position of total and complete submission, to my Heavenly Father.

I Pray for the vanquishing of any and all enemies of my Peace.

May they rise up against me no more and insatiably consume the same destructiveness that their evilness tries to serve up to those that fear The Lord.

Evildoers show zero reverance to the awesomeness that is The Lord.

When the enemy tried to deliver me to harm, it actually perfectly positioned me to fall, right "Into Your Loving Arms," where I am to remain.

I refrain from fighting the battles that have already been sealed in Victory. There is no need to try to defeat what has already been defeated. I repeat it to myself as a reminder to myself that as a Child of God, I am already adorned in His Glorious Riches and Wealth.

What cannot be quantified can only be denied by the ignorance that understands not, His Deliverance. For It is the qualitative analysis and not the quantitative dialysis that filtered through the old, and made new the Glory to be told, by way of the Testimony of the Comeback.

I never had to do what I thought I had to do, for the Mercies are all brand spanking new. Each day is new Grace and every step in Faith leads me back to where It began, even before I was begin.

Protection from both dangers seen and unseen and the avoidance of evildoers harm. I fear not the lessons of stumbling or falling, because it will always be right "Into Your Loving Arms."

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

"I Found IT!"

Instead of looking for "it" relative to "me," I began to seek Him, relative to me. And there amongst His Grace and Mercy, is where "I Found "IT,"" in the form of Glory.

You see, I stopped looking for "it" by way of "people, places and things," and became enlightened to the fact that all things temporal, like "me," will one day pass away. For my temporary space and place, that was not good enough. I needed to do more IN and WITH the Life that was Gifted to me by my Heavenly Father. Merely existing was not acceptable and a mediocre standard is nothing but rejectable, at best.

I needed to be Who and What He called me to Be, and irrespective of what is happening to and around me, the Gift of Life keeps on rewarding me.

Seeking after the dead does not allow me to live in the same Victory that defeated death on that Third Day!

I Rise, with the same Resurrection Power of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I seek nothing that is not Purposed for me. The Revelation of what is mine is Revealed to me in spectacular fashion. The timing of such does not escape much, and nothing at all. What is for you, what is for me, cannot be recalled by "people, places or things," that had and have nothing to do with the same creation that they attempt to "steal, kill and destroy."

"I Found IT" in the form of Joy!
"I Found IT" in the form of Peace!
"I Found IT" in the form of Love!
"I Found IT" in the form of Forgiveness!
"I Found IT" in the form of Knowledge!
"I Found IT" in the form of Growth!
"I Found IT" in the form of Reconciliation!
"I Found IT" in the form of the Gift of Life!
"I Found IT" in the form of my Creation!

The moment that I stopped looking for "it" relative to me, "IT" was revealed within me, as a reward for seeking "IT" THROUGH and IN Him.

My insatiable appetite to seek more of the Goodness that is The Lord, is never substituted for something or anything else that cannot afford, the Glory and the riches of The Lord. Material items wish they had at least a fragmented value. People seek "it" in the form of their self appraisals. And places cannot trace the faces of the Magnificence that is Him, irrespective of the form that He presents Himself as.

IN and THROUGH Him, is where "I Found IT!"

The Lord reveals Himself to those that earnestly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, August 30, 2014

"The Diversified Portfolio of God's Will"

When things do not go according to your plans, sometimes that means that God is saving you from yourself. We have the ability to see what is right in front of us and even then we tend to miss things that are blatantly right there!

We attempt to rely on our own navigational systems even though they are only familiar with what we know. In the process, we fail to rely on a better navigational system that supersedes the knowledge of the world including all that we know and more importantly, all that we do not know.

We forge full speed ahead as if our perfectly laid plans are well, actually perfect. Then it happens! Or according to our plans, it doesn't happen!

The awakening of our ill-advised selection is thwarted for our own protection. I can't begin to count the number of thwarts that kept me out of harms way, which have allowed me to see this, yet another Glorious day! I am thankful for my admitted ignorance. For it afforded me the opportunity to position myself for His Deliverance.

It is vitally and critically important to surround yourself around people and things that are more knowledgeable and accomplished than you. It opens the flood gates for all that wants to deposit itself within you. If you are the smartest one in your circle, then your highest level of knowledge has been realized. Diversification in your worldly situation will prohibit ignorance from squatting and laying low, becoming a manifestation of your environment.

Diversification in your Godly situation will introduce you to Who and What you will ultimately Become, irrespective of your beginnings or where you're from. Seize the opportunity to become knowledgeable, not only with Who and What you are, but in Whose you are.

"The Diversified Portfolio of God's Will," shall always reap you more than you have ever sown.

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Just That Close!"

It seems so far off in the distant future. That is until you take a glance over your shoulder to see just how far you have actually come. Every step, every action, every movement towards your Destiny is bringing you even closer to what "appeared" to be so far off. You're so much closer than you think.

The battle becomes more intense as you get closer to realizing what has been waiting for you all this time. So intense that it can often feel like "hand to hand" combat. Embattled you might feel, but deviate you will not, if you just hold on!

Continue to mount up and soar above the fray, knowing that every step, every action and every movement is leading you to another day, closer to where you need to be.

If the journey were going to be easy, we might begin to think that we were/are able to accomplish it on our own, in our own Strength. However, doing the impossible means that we had to align ourselves with someOne Greater than our pitiful existence. If you can accomplish it on your own, then it wasn't the challenge that you needed it to be!

The closer that you get, the more that comes up against you. Fret not, in the Spiritual Confirmation of Who and What is behind you. Not just in how far that you have come, but in Whom you have made it this far WITH.

The aroma of Victory captivates your salivary glands as you begin to taste and see, that The Lord is good.

As you move farther along, you are simultaneously moving "Just That Close!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord!"

All of the experienced pain pales in comparison to the Ultimate Healing that will be felt and realized when the Healing Power of King Jesus descends down upon the lives of those that Believe.

A Belief system that does not waiver in the face of adversity, and introduces itself as Heavenly opportunity.

Everything that has been deposited within, is a Promise from God that cannot go unfulfilled and will not be taken back from the Provider of the deposited.

We have layers of Him intertwined within and interwoven from the very fabric of His Cloth. We are cut from that same cloth and defiantly we scoff at the notion that would boast of the contrary, in order to blind the Vision of the recipient by way of the Intercessor.

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord," and I can ill-afford to harmonize with the discord of confusion and chaos, as if it serves as my hiring manager and my boss's boss.

My performance evaluation is not predicated on perception, rather the Holy Direction of a Spirit that IS the Cloth of the Righteous, that will, and not might just, but Transform the norm of mediocrity to the brilliance of Excellence, irrespective of the points from the offense or the stops of the defense.

"I've Got A Promise From the Lord," that informed me of who I am, more importantly, Whose I Am, and I can live with that fact, knowing that He died for that Promise to come to fruition.

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord," that negativity cannot begin to afford the luxuries of having a Positive Heart, thus influencing the innate disposition of being in the right position, to Receive.

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord," that told me to possess the land, for I am MORE than a conqueror, for I am more than a categorization and definition by a less than, unbelieving, self-serving man.

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord," when He qualified the qualifications that I did not have, in lieu of the self-exalting that thought they had the qualifications that He was looking for.

"I've Got A Promise From The Lord," for the Purpose of my existence, will alter the coordinates of my descendants, by what I leave behind, further illustrating what Faith does to the blind.

You cannot fail and IN You Lord, I cannot lose! "I've Got A Promise From You," that I have yet to use, that gives me the harvest of ALL that has been deposited WITHIN me, so that it will extend BEYOND me, for I am abundantly aware of the fact, that it is not ABOUT me.

However, "I've Got A Promise From The Lord!"

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Gift From God"

What a Blessing it is to rise to yet another beautiful day, knowing that the air that you breathe, is a "Gift From God." A birthday celebrated everyday in the form of New Grace and New Mercies that are on the way, with each and every breath that is consumed.

Another chance and opportunity to groom my thought process to be more aligned with the tailor-made specifications that He has designed. I can no longer buy off of the rack of the world, knowing that He has something custom-made just for me. I need not frequent the spots that I used to and I need not the approval that I used to seek. For "Greater is He that is within me, than he that is within the world," acknowledged through the very words that I speak.

Being a representation of the Demonstration of the Love of Christ, is akin to being Blessed no less than twice.

I am overJoyed knowing that the Source of my Joy has no limitations and cannot be destroyed by the words or actions of anything that the enemy would attempt to deploy, in hopes of manipulating my mind, body and soul, all of which, it has no control.

The "Gift From God" is the Gift that perpetually keeps on giving. And the breath in my lungs is all of the evidence to support my case that I should keep on living, for God alone.

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, August 23, 2014

"Revelation is the Bonafide Information"

The amazing thing about "Revelations is the Bonafide Information" that it provides. It either confirms what you thought or it confirms what you did not know. In either of the two confirmations, you will better understand the information that finally makes its way front and center.

Make no mistake about it, you were not waiting for the Revelation to reveal itself to you. The Revelation was actually waiting for your Maturation to make sure that you could handle what was about to Be revealed.

There will always be more that needs to be revealed, as opposed to what has already been revealed. If there ever appears to be a lack of Revelation, that could easily be directly attributed to lack of Growth and lack of submission to something other than and greater than yourself.

Growth will always have a cascading effect and impact, demonstrating a direct correlation, revealing the contents of the Revelation, by way of Bonafide Information.

Become relentless in your Growth!

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Smile. Love. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Lay It Down"

Oft times we tend to categorize what we carry as "weight," and fool ourselves into thinking that if we can lift it, that we should carry it as well. Deceit comes in many shapes, sizes, forms and overall presentations.

Many years ago when I was a UPS Driver, without fail, the smallest package was always the heaviest. So is Life and that is where deceit comes into play. We gauge the presentation of the package and underestimate the true Strength that is required to not only lift it, but to "carry" it as well. As a delivery driver, if I wasn't careful and just yanked the package in an effort to carry it, I would have been rudely reminded that "everything is not what it appears to be." A hard lesson to learn, but a valuable one nonetheless.

Big things come in small packages. The "weight of the world" is not conducive to the actual size of the world, so do not allow the deceitfulness to have you thinking and ultimately believe that it is all of yours in which to carry.

Do not "carry" what was not INTENDED for you to carry, let alone lift.

Be mindful of the presentation that is before you.

Tune out your own thoughts when it begins to tell you that you can, when all indications are directing that you shouldn't.

Deception causes misdirection, which leads us directly to the outskirts and exterior perimeter of our Purpose and Protection.

If it is not yours in which to carry, leave it alone. If you have already picked it up, then promptly, "Lay It Down."

Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Smile. Love. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Keep A Good Heart"

It is not about "them" and their actions. It is about "You" and your Heart. Having the Right Heart will always negate the wrong actions, irrespective of what they are, whatever it is, perpetrated by whomever.

"Keep A Good Heart" and it will compel the negativity to dismount from your backside and depart from all of your surroundings.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, August 08, 2014

"Testify to the Goodness of the Lord, That Is ALL Him"

The Blessings of yesterday have afforded me my Testimony of today. I needed yesterday in order to reflect upon the Blessings that were bestowed upon me. I need to go through today so that I can have a rough draft for tomorrow's Testimony that is to come. God is always scripting our stories, but it is incumbent upon us to write them down so that others may bare witness and "Testify to the Goodness of the Lord, That Is ALL Him." Since God is the Judge, do we not need to bare "Witness" to the "Evidence" that is His "Goodness," by way of our "Testimony" to said "Goodness?" I call myself to the Witness Stand in Your defense Your Honor. I Testify with my Life and I tell the Truth that is You, not for any jury of my peers Your Honor, but for the Glory that is reserved for You, that is ALL Yours. No witness protection needed when It is the Holy Spirit that guides me before the need to heed whatever it is. May the "Evidence" speak to the "Significance," that is Your "Relevance." Your Honor, please feel free to subpoena me at Will, so that I may take the Witness Stand in Your defense, and loudly Declare through my Testimony, that You are the Only Truth that I acknowledge, and that You are the Only Truth that others should also seek. I have no further witnesses to call and I humbly rest my case Your Honor....for now. If it so pleases Your Honor, please allow this Testimony to be made public so that there is no ambiguity to the evidentiary facts contained within. I Declare the "unsealing" of your "Goodness," and Encourage others to seek You for Your Decision, that cuts away the grandstanding with meticulous precision. The Law of You Lord, is but one thing: "The Whole Truth and Noting But the Truth, So Help Me God!" The enemy doesn't want to see the Lord in His Chambers. It is always and forevermore a case and a battle that the enemy can never win! DO NOT ever be afraid to take the Witness Stand and "Testify to the Goodness of the Lord, That Is All Him." Smile and Love Always! Corey A. Ford

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Destined for Greatness!"

Ouch!

You ARE "Destined for Greatness!"

Ouch!

I AM "Destined for Greatness!"

Ouch!

We ARE "Destined for Greatness!"

Ouch!

The Seed of Greatness that God has deposited within us CANNOT be withdrawn by anything or anyone. The antithesis of what desires to pluck that Seed out and toss It into obscurity, halting our Destiny, has not the wherewithal to stall, hinder or halt what God has thus planted.

We are who He says we are! We do not accept, rather we Declare and reject ANY and ALL hindrances that would feebly attempt to prohibit the Growth that our Seeds of Greatness are Destined for!

Ouch!

The Growth that is required of us is indicative of the size of our Destiny, marinated in our individual Seeds of Greatness.

Ouch!

What we Grow through is not always going to feel good, but God is going to replace that "ouch" with His Glory and pour into us an insatiable appetite to consume all that is Good with Him.

Glory!

I am Committed to hold God to His Magnificent Word, stand and Declare that I Praise and Worship ALL that He is doing in my Life as He prepares me for the awesomeness that is to Be!

Glory!

May the enemies of my Destiny broaden their stance as God assembles them to be the footstool that I will be perched upon.

Glory!

The pain will be replaced by Glory and the Honor will go to God, not when it happens, but RIGHT NOW!

Glory!

Nothing deposited within you can be withdrawn from you. Access to your Inheritance has been forbidden and hidden deep down inside, is where your Destiny resides.

Glory!

May your Seed of Greatness reveal to you the same, that you are "Destined for Greatness!"

The Glory is Yours God!
The Glory is ALL Yours Heavenly Father!

Glory!

I Declare Favor and Blessings be upon me ALL the days of my Life!

Glory!

For I am "Destined for Greatness!"

Glory!

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

"I Am Weak!"

With the weight of the world mounted up and ready to plop right down upon your shoulders, know your limitations and what you can efficiently carry.

On broad shoulders, too often we rely upon the strength of self in order to sustain the burdens that we have elected to carry. However, everything that needs to be carried does not mean that we were meant to carry it, hence our election to do so.

Choosing to prove yourself beyond the capacity that you can endure is foolish pride. With the right mindset, the burden of pride can be relinquished, allowing us to ascertain our accurate strength and knowing when to call upon additional strength that is adequately prepared to carry the overload that we are too weak to carry ourselves.

In weakness we are made strong. In order to realize our strength in Jesus, we need to acknowledge our weaknesses so that our perceived strength does not boast of, or attempt to rival, that of His Supernatural Strength.

I would much rather succumb in my own weakness, knowing that I will Rise again in His Strength, than to succumb to my own foolish pride, when it didn't have to be.

I Declare my weaknesses and boast of them in order to mitigate defeat and toast to the Strength that will sustain me, giving me the endurance, by way of Blessed Reassurance.

I Declare that "I Am Weak!"
In Your Name Jesus, I hear Your Strength, as it speaks!

In Jesus Name!

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"I Can See The Finish Line"

You run your race with the expectation of finishing with a time that is better than you previously finished. You factored all of the variables into the necessary equation and much to your pre-celebratory elation, you know that you will best yourself and anyone else that is running against you.

Your opportunity is here!
You are well prepared!
Your time is not now, but RIGHT NOW!

You can envision yourself crossing that finish line in record time, hoisting your arms in the air, striking a Victorious pose, saluting your win while simultaneously notifying your opponents of what they are already aware of. It is you and not them. It is True, you have won!

What we can create in our minds, can become the reality that we will surely find. All of our preparation into what we achieve is ours to behold if we choose to Believe.

A little bit can go a long way, when you put your actions behind what your mind has to say, when it says, "I Can See The Finish."

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Throwback Testimony"

As I left work last evening, I knew that there were no end of the year concerts or baseball games that I needed to attend, so I made the natural decision to go to Church. When we arrived, the Children's Church was closed, so all of the kids needed to attend Church in the main Sanctuary with their parents. The Sermon was on point and revealed some extraordinary things to me that I will use going and growing forward. There is nothing like experiencing a Holy Spirit Revelation. It got even better!

Baptisms began and there were a large amount of candidates Becoming New in Christ. I immediately noticed the Baptism trend of starting with the young and going up in age. The best was definitely saved for last!

She made her way near the steps of the water and received Prophesy over her Life. The goose bumps began to surface as I felt the Presence of the Lord in the atmosphere.

She entered the water in silence, and came up to a standing ovation! This 85 year "young" lady had began her Life aNew in Christ!

The stage was set long before we ever arrived. Children's Church was closed for a good reason. Everyone in attendance, parents and children alike, needed to witness God's Glory in Action. For it is NEVER too late to be who God has Purposed you to be in your Life. The Author of time has no deadline for His deliverables and when He Delivers, there is no stage grander than the one that He performs on!

This "Throwback Testimony" redefines what we once thought of a throwback to be. For when God is involved, He has the ability to "throw back" everything that used to bind, confine and try to define you to be. Anything contrary to what He has already Declared, prior to even our very first breath of air, was and is an absolute LIE!

It is NEVER too late to give your Life to God!
It is NEVER too late to live your Life for a Jesus Christ, a man that died for you to live your Life!
It is NEVER too late to step into the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit and allow it to do EXACTLY what it is supposed to do....TRANSFORM you!

My children and I witnessed God in Action and His simultaneous affirmation that HE, is God, ALL BY HIMSELF!

Throwback has New meaning for me. And whatever this young lady's Life was before Christ, is no more. What her Life will be like with Christ, is Forevermore!

To God Be the Awesome Glory and I give Him Praise and Thanksgiving for the PRIVILEGE to be His Child and to be known by Him.

Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, June 09, 2014

"Stitching"

You do not have to be cut from the same cloth, in order to appreciate someone else's "Stitching."

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, June 06, 2014

"Silence"

"Silence" is how I respond to the shallow words that attack and call into question my Character, without the first inclination as to what warfare is really all about.

Like an Eagle, I choose to soar above the fray, and I thank them for allowing God to use them, so that He may continue to Strengthen me, in Him, according to His Will.

Therefore, my sight is not predicated on what I hear or see. Rather it is nestled in the Vision, that Is to Be.

God. King Jesus. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, May 30, 2014

"I Simply Smiled...."

My past saw that I was doing better without it, so it tried to get back with me. "I Simply Smiled...." and advised it to do what I did, and forget about me!

Reconciliation does not always mean reunification. It simply means that you are now FREE, to let it be. With or without you. With or without me.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!

Smile and Love Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, May 25, 2014

"The Sound Of Victory!"

The Love of Jesus Christ has seen me through everything that I never wanted to see, and Delivered me to exactly where and who I needed to be. Had it not been for the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit, I would not have been able to tune it ALL out, in order to hear It. "The Sound of Victory!" How sweet it is.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, May 23, 2014

"Maintain Your Peace!"

Do not conspire with the enemy against yourself. "Maintain Your Peace!" Do not allow them to use you against you.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, May 16, 2014

"Give HIM the Glory!"

When God is doing something THROUGH you, don't make it ABOUT you. "Give HIM the Glory!"

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Corey Belongs to The Lord!"

Once upon a time,
The enemy had my mind.
Then along came Christ,
And slayed him with His Sword.
But not before first Declaring,
"Corey Belongs to The Lord!"
The Only End.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Get Your Feet Wet"

If you want to walk on water, then you cannot be afraid to "Get Your Feet Wet." The Transformation from Corey to Christ-Like has not been easy, but He has proven to be so worth It."

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Flexible in My Faith"

Father forgive me for not being "Flexible in My Faith." For I know that whatever comes my way, I BELIEVE, that you have covered me today.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Reconcile the Past to Move Forward in Your Future"

Whether or not it was your fault, prepare your Heart to depart from the callousness that has formed around it, in hopes that it will become fleshy again. Do not forsake the opportunity to become unified with one of the Greatest organs that God has Gifted us with. Our Hearts.

With every matter, lies the Heart. In every matter, the Heart beats. For the Presence of the Heart is as important as the absence of the Heart. Nothing can live without it.

Yet for far too long, we try to do just that. The natural conflict that we encounter is the resistance of the fleshy Heart that does not want to succumb to death, by way of callousness of the Heart.

Discipline becomes the medicine that we prescribe to ourselves, to get over ourselves and move towards the Promise that our future holds for us. It is not an option. You must "Reconcile the Past to Move Forward in Your Future."

Let the Reconciliation begin.

God. Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, May 12, 2014

"All I Am, Is Yours"

I have had both my fair and unfair challenges within my Lifetime. Through it all, I have discovered and seen the Favor of the Lord upon me.

What I thought was mine, turned out to be anything but. However, what IS mine, has everything to do with.

It got to a point where I grew tired of trying to figure out what belonged to me. I then started to focus on Who I belonged to. And within that Ownership is exactly where I found "My Place of Peace."

The enemy doesn't, didn't, and never had me. The Lord saved me from me, because I belong to Him. He took me through, in order to demonstrate His Might and Ability to bring me out. All I had to do was activate my Faith and hold on.

I no longer worry about "what's mine." I just concern myself with "Whose I Am."

Your Faithfulness Lord has compelled me to Declare on this and every day of my Life that, "All I Am, Is Yours."

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, May 11, 2014

"Breathtaking Tree"

Another Mother's Day that you are Celebrating with The Lord. Another Mother's Day that I am Proud to be your son, Declaring that you are My Mother. A lot of things have changed since you have been with The Lord. Namely, the Love and Admiration that I have for what you meant to me when you were here, and what you mean to me in your Presence with The Lord. It has grown exponentially.

The measure of an incredible woman is demonstrated in the profound positive and Loving impact that she has made in the lives that she has either raised, reared, or come into contact with, irrespective of the time that she had shared her Love in her Life.

I am habitually reminded of the Greatness that was you, the Greatness that continues to be you, and the Impeccable Greatness that was shown by you.

Your Love has proven to be more Powerful than the grave. Praise God for His Love for you, that you in turn Gifted to me. I Declare on this Mother's Day, that I am Proud to be an extention, a branch of that Love on your "Breathtaking Tree," of all that was you, that has made all that is me.

Happy Mother's Day to My Beautiful Mother Ramona!

I Love You Mom!

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, May 05, 2014

"The Gift"

In His final breath, He Gifted us with the impartation of the Holy Spirit. May the use of "The Gift," reGift itself over and over again, and may we unwrap "The Gift" as if it is the first time, until It is permanently unwrapped deep down within.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Prior to the Test"

Reading and consuming The Word of God, is like Receiving the answers, "Prior to the Test."

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Share In"

Oft times people want what they themselves are not, have not, or are not willing to do. The desire that they have to Receive, is not aligned with their lack of desire, to Do.

Somewhere along the way, the partition dividing the two, to Receive and to Do, becomes greater in its mass and occupancy, than the action that it takes to actually fill it.

It matters not where we have gone astray, that has led us to this day. Rather, is it not better to understand and come to a sound understanding, that we get, exactly what we give?

Do not fool yourself into "thinking" that it is ALL about "you." So much so, that your form of comprehension is to only misconstrue.

Whatever your desire may be, requires the same from you, in order for it to be.

If you are not in alignment, you wind up in a form of confinement. Do not be confined simply because you refuse to refine your mind.

"Share In" what it is that you want, and you'll get more of it in return.

God. Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"The Spirit Inside Me"

It has not been easy, however, God has indeed been Faithful! Where my physical and mental Strength fail me, He never let's me absorb the brunt of any wrath all on my own. And because of that, my Growth is on the cusp of being full Grown.

What is within me is far Greater than anything that is outside of me. "Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).

The Spirit of God, the Love of Jesus Christ and the Infinite Wisdom of the Holy Spirit roars through my veins, screeching past all of the man made stop signs, the ambiguity of sight where there is no Vision, the selfishness that does not begin to comprehend selflessness, the confusion and chaos that cannot snare the Truth, mounting up and "soaring on wings like Eagles" (Isiah 40:31).

Defying the external gravitational pull of age is not what I concern myself with. Rather, it is the internal gravitational pull of the Love of Jesus Christ that I owe my Life to.

I have availed myself to a force that is Greater than myself. I traded in my possibilities for and in lieu of the credibility of the Divine Intervention of the Holy Spirit. And although I do not see It, I can always hear It.

I cry out Abba (Galatians 4:6), and He has heard my cries! Then is when, and there is where, I received "The Spirit Inside Me."

God the Father,
God the Son,
God the Holy Spirit!

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Monday, March 10, 2014

"Just That Name"

Firmly planted by the Lord's River of Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding provides a place of extreme Peace and Clarity that I do not take for granted. To be Here, is to be Near. The closeness to the relevance of Truth has overturned the conviction of all untruths that wither and die when they are planted far from the River of the same.

To answer the beckoning is a concession to a Greater point of view. One that infiltrates the outer, in order to change the inner you.

Made over from the inside, the storefront of a man's pride, offering the single product of me. In Christ Jesus, "Just That Name," He has paid the ransom that has set me free!

The only Name that I drop, is the One that picked me up. The Power within That Name to simultaneously empty me of self and fill me up.

The quenching of thirst is absent when the roots of my existence are firmly planted. May the River of Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding provide you the Peace and Clairty of the same. Jesus Christ, "Just That Name."

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, March 07, 2014

"Been Made Well"

Your past does not define you to become bitter.

Your past refines you to become BETTER!

People are constantly reminding you of who you once were, where you once were, and what was once done. That is EXACTLY when I like to remind them of Cavalry, and the Victory, that was guaranteed by The Son. Contextually speaking, I could easily stop writing right here and be done. However, the redundancy of the enemy compels the repetitious nature to dictate that what you read and hear, is indeed what you heard and understand. The Son is the ONLY One!

Seek understanding for your own clarity's sake. Look for Healing no more, for we all have a story to tell. Life and Heavenly Intervention translates to having "Been Made Well."

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"In Disguise!"

Struggles are as real as the Love of Jesus Christ. However, struggles cannot claim the Inheritance of the Love of Jesus Christ. We can!

Some of the biggest challenges that I have ever encountered in my Life served as the prelude to the biggest Victories that my Strength in Jesus Christ afforded me the opportunity in which to Overcome and Conquer.

Right behind the mask of those challenges was the presence of the King.

He pushed!
He pulled!
He tugged!
He bugged!
He challenged me to challenge me!
And then He did it all over again!

I Prayed for His Divine Intervention and silence was His response. It compelled me to examine within and continue to seek Him, until He was Revealed in me.

Doubt and frustration wanted to replace Him for them, but they don't Love me like Him. They wanted to serve as the preview to my demise, and right before my eyes, was the King, "In Disguise!"

He allows the trials and tribulations to run their course during the process, so that He can demonstrate that only He can raise you up from out of your mess, promoting you to Growth.

Yet, sometimes what you go through has nothing to do with you, other than to be an example of the Christ that resides within you.

I have learned that God will use any and everything within His arsenal in order to show me just how much He Loves me. The enemy cannot have your mind when it is Focused on God! NOTHING separates us from the Love of Christ!

When you experience the silence during your trials and tribulations, don't give the situation the attention that is nothing more than a distraction. Stay Focused on seeking Him out! Right before your eyes, you will find the King, "In Disguise!"

No matter what I grow through,
I see You!

"In Disguise!"

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, March 02, 2014

"Series of Breakthroughs"

Nothing happens overnight! From the outside looking in, things may appear to have spawned, but the reality is that things are composed over time, to form the Greater of things, in an aggregate total of ALL things.

No one thing is ever just one thing, but a collection of everything that has been conceived, and ultimately gives birth to ALL things that will work together for those that Love the Lord.

Good, bad, and otherwise, it will ALL come together to form what might appear to be a collage to some, but will actually come together as a masterpiece, of ALL things that have been conquered.

One breakthrough begets another breakthrough, begets another breakthrough, begets another breakthrough, and so on. It is in this "Series of Breakthroughs" where you will find ALL that was meant for you.

Do not be satisfied or settle for the little things that "you" can conjure up all on your own, when your belief in Jesus Christ should be as abundant as the Provider that He is. An abundant expectancy from an Abundant Delivery, of ALL that is True and ALL that He wants for you.

Your "Series of Breakthroughs" are just the preview, the onset of something Epic for ALL that you've been through. Don't watch your problems and challenges. Keep your eyes Focused on the Lord and the many Victories that are culminating into the motion picture of your Life, brought to you by a "Series of Breakthroughs."

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"One Way or Another"

Refusing to rise up in Christ does not negate the fact that Jesus raised the rotting corpse of Lazarus up from the dead. You see, "One Way or Another," you WILL, rise up in Christ!

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Watch Me Rise Again!"

All of my Martial Arts Training was no defense for the anonymous attackers that hid behind their virtual bravado.

The enemy went from confronting you face to face, to stabbing you in the back, to being a bully on the Web. But the web of deceit was not to mean my defeat!

The blows admittedly dropped me to my knees. No shame, because on my knees is exactly where Jesus met me!

I needed the training in this new type of warfare and my boot camp gave me just that! The mental aspects of having a strong mind and body afforded me the wherewithal to call on King Jesus. But, I had to meet Him in a state of Humility. He only allowed me to fall for the same reason He allowed Lazarus to die. To prove that He could make ANYTHING rise again!

He picked me up like a Daddy is supposed to, but not before He told me, "I Got You Son!"

The devil is a LIE!

Look up! Wings spread from feather tip to feather tip! That's me!

"Watch Me Rise Again!"

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"His Presence on the Throne: Vision"

On a day such as today, All is Well. I am a Blessed man and not due to anything temporal that money can buy. But, I am a Blessed man because of ALL of the things that money cannot buy.

I am the Happy owner of Love, Joy, Peace, Understanding, Faith, Knowledge, Wisdom, Vision, Smiles, Depth, Sacrifice, Enlightenment, Passion, Purpose, Intelligence, Strength, Growth, Excellence, Influence, Will, Maturation, Reconciliation, Words, Change, Greatness, Inspiration, Dedication and Happiness.

I own them ALL and rendered no currency for my ownership. Instead, I gave myself to a Relationship with Jesus Christ. And in doing so, He has more than supplied me with the things that people pay for, search for and live out their lives longing for. I used to do just the same until I happened upon the "Holy Name of Jesus."

Now I have the One Source and Ultimate Supplier of ALL my needs and want for nothing outside of His Provision. The marks of His incision have remained as the perpetual reminder that the loss in my worldly death is synonymous with His Heavenly Gain.

Everything has changed and nothing has remained, as is such in only what is done for Christ. I turned it ALL over and gave it ALL up. With no expectations, He created them and then exceeded His Own in order to provide me an earthly glimpse of "His Presence on the Throne: Vision." I can now see me, in Him!

Happy Birthday Mother! I can see from here!

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Your Faithful Love"

My Love fails You repeatedly and admittedly I will repeat that failure during the course of my Life. However, "Your Faithful Love" continues to pour Itself out, showering down on me as IF, I deserve any part of it. The number of times I fail You are only outdone by the number of times that Your Love supersedes ALL said failures! When I fail You once, You Love me twice, just so that my failures do not go into debt without my ability to ever repay. That's Love Jesus!

"Your Faithful Love" has shown me HOW to Love and to cast down failure and to Uphold Your Love with others the same way that You Uphold and not withhold, Your Love for me.

"Your Faithful Love" is where my Hope resides, that one day I will at least break even so that my Love will not be in the negative, in the positive face of "Your Faithful Love."

"Your Faithful Love" teaches me with every breath that I take, just how Truly Loved and Blessed I really am, sans the acceptance of anything that a selfish, self-centered world could ever offer me. The world charges me for its love, while "Your Faithful Love" recharges the Love within my Heart, to not soon depart from the Presence of You!

Lord, I give You my ALL and ALL and when You beckon, I will Faithfully answer Your call.

That Faithful Love that is ALL You, has brought me through the valley's of despair and propped me up on the wings of Eagles, just so that I can soar closer to You, covering even more terrain, refraining from the same loveless mundane.

"Your Faithful Love" is my One and ONLY True Love! My Hope! My Love! Through You, I am Possible! Your Strength is the answer to ALL of my weaknesses and Your Love is the answer to ALL of my failures.

I am thoroughly convinced Jesus, that I can never outfail "Your Faithful Love!"

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"With All Of My Heart"

I have two options: Jesus Christ and everything else. With that said, I only have One REAL Option: Jesus Christ! I speak to You "With All Of My Heart" and offer You nothing less Lord. You have given me the same Peace that You spoke about and it does indeed "surpass all understanding." So much so that it confuses the enemy when he tries to bring chaos to the Order that is Your Love. A clue that the path that I am on is that of You Jesus. Otherwise, the target that is the Love that I have for You would be smaller and irrelevant. You move in silence so that I may hear the steps for my Life that You have ordered. I remain in Faith and Faithful to Your Process to Resurrect whom belongs to You, clearing the path of Righteousness, by identifying the stragglers and placing a bigger target on them, for the Visibility of me, so that I may stay Focused on You, and what You would have me to see. You are Awesome Jesus Christ! The season has its time before it is to pass away and when it does, You shall remain! And God Willing, I will remain standing WITH You Jesus! Where I end as a man is exactly where You begin as the Son. Therefore, I relinquish my position for the promotion of You, to be and do exactly what You would have me to. "With All Of My Heart," I Love You Jesus Christ! And may I have the privilege of continuing to Serve You so that the Goodness that IS You, will be seen through me, because of You. I thereby tender my resignation and position so that You can Re-Position me, just the way that You see me.

"With All Of My Heart,"
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Embrace What You Face"

God does not give us a spirit of fear, but the Courage to confront and face whatever is before us with the knowledge of Who and What stands behind us. From time to time we need to be reminded and even remind ourselves that the battles that we fight have already been fought for us, on our behalves and our attempts to re-fight them are nothing more than an exercise in futility, which gives us the sense that we cannot be Victorious. We cannot and should not fight whatever is behind us because that is not the direction that we are or should be facing. The enemy will have you thinking that this is a necessary battle and if you are not focused on the Lord, you will wind up fighting, but only in your mind. We need not be persuaded to think other than the Truth! They fought Jesus when He delivered the Truth and He hung, bled and died so that we don't have to. "Embrace What You Face" so that is not you! What is you is the Victory that was guaranteed by Jesus Christ FOR you! "Embrace What You Face" and pay no mind to what is behind!

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

"Tough Times Are the Right Time"

"Tough Times" do not define you, rather they Reveal to you who and what is True, what is Right and all of the things in the darkness that can no longer hide from the Light. Even in the midst of "Tough Times" I am grateful for what has been imparted to me. A declaration before the Deliverance, for I know from whence my Blessings flow and the direction of where I am to Grow.

Thank you for showing me what I could not or did not want to see for myself, with my own eyes. It has shown me ALL! "Tough Times" like trouble, don't last always and Joy will indeed come in the morning. Therefore, during this night, I will embrace and marinate on what has been perpetrated, irrespective of the goodness that has been demonstrated.

I set me my Hope and stand upon my Rock. The pebbles pelted cannot reach where the Lord has me perched, as I search within to prune out who and what does not belong amongst the throng of naysayers that communicate "yes" before you and a resounding "no" as soon as they are behind you. But behind you, like your past, is the only place where they will last.

Although painful as Growth typically is, the "Tough Times Are the Right Time" to clear ones mind, reset, refocus and declutter the things that no longer need to occupy the time and energy that is all your own, forsaking your maturity when Growth is not synonymous with being grown.

I will remain steadfast in my Faith and break not to the left when Jesus Christ is all that is Right within me. Behind me is not where you will find me. Walking with me demonstrates your integrity. Moving forward in a courageous manner, not stumbling or faltering along the path that was paved for me. Jesus! I'm walking with You. I'm walking towards You! I'm walking for You! My Life will Serve as the billboard to the Goodness that is You.

"Tough Times Are the Right Time" to become One with the Devine!

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, February 07, 2014

"High IN Praise!"

The monotony of the redundancy oft times teeters on the edge of mediocrity. Of course that is strictly contingent upon what is being done in redundant fashion. When the things that we do in Life do not Serve a Greater Calling, the stalling of accomplishing said Greatness falls on deaf ears. However, when you have ears to hear and a Heart to receive, the last thing NOT done, is your Commitment to Believe! To Believe that what has been deposited within you will sprout out from you and take hold of the Purpose that your Life has been called to Serve.

When the hearing is impaired and the heart is too callous to Receive, the last thing that anyone wants to do is to Believe. But you cannot outrun your Destiny! You cannot hinder your Purpose! You may indeed delay it, but within your Life's time, you will Serve out what is trying to Sprout out, for all others to see, do and ultimately Believe.

We cannot frustrate the starting point out of our gates, and it is not possible for us to negate our destination, irrespective of Life's curves, because Jesus Christ will make and set those crooked roads Straight. That scenic route might not have been the best route, however, a True measure of an Insatiable Faith, will glean what it is supposed to mean, so that it too, can work for you.

Highly Exalted from the Pulpit of Praise, I raise my arms, disarming myself of my own ways, submitting to, exceeding my Spiritual Curfew, just to stay up late so that I may hear a Word during the stillness of Your Communication, giving Praise IN and THROUGH my situation, confirming my Belief that You hear as You would have me to hear, and fear not what might be perceived as frustration.

Even when I don't FEEL like it, I will spend ALL of my nights and days, continuing to Salute You Jesus Christ, "High IN Praise!"

Jesus Christ. Love. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, February 06, 2014

"Jesus Christ Revealed"

As a Believer, what you go through and what you grow through demonstrates your Faith to nonbelievers, so that they can see "Jesus Christ Revealed," through the actions of the demonstration of your Faith. Sometimes Jesus is just using YOU, in order to get to THEM!"

Jesus. Love. And Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

"We All Have Our Moments"

Tough times expose the resilience that is within us and if we're not careful it may encourage others to expose the resilience within themselves as well. When things have a way of coming to us in an effortless manner, the not so easy things have a way of reminding us that we were created and built to weather any storm, irrespective of the season in our lives. The verbal aspects of that communication require positive reinforcements by way of demonstration. Along comes the challenging times that remind us that we are Strong and that the challenges that were sent, were meant to test our Strength, to only make us aware that we are even stronger than the Strength that we already know we have, or the identification of the Strength that we did not know we already had.

So when the easy becomes difficult, embrace what the process is doing to you and embrace what the process is doing for you. It knows what you need and it will nourish you with what it feeds. The dietary intake will stretch you, with no intentions to ever break you. However, should you ever find yourself broken, speak Life into the Life with what Jesus Christ has already spoken.

Only the enemy is determined to destroy you. For the Love of Christ only wants to deploy Itself within you. Give it the space and availability the same way you would give your latest device the space and availability that it needs in order for it to work for you.

"We All Have Our Moments." Make sure to not lose yourself within the moments that were designed to bring you into Greater Moments, refined by the Creator, revealing to you the Greater that is already within you.

Jesus. Love. And Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"Brilliance of Your Testimony!"

Trials are but a blip on the path of your Destiny, and will only serve to add to the "Brilliance of Your Testimony."

Jesus. Love. And Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Friday, January 31, 2014

"Presence of the King on the Throne?!"

Prior to making the Ultimate Sacrifice and the subsequent Resurrection of Jesus Christ, sans us having to repay the Ultimate Price,
He had to endure and go through some of the same challenges that we face here and now on a daily basis, in both our personal and professional lives. The attacks were not and are not fair! But had they been and if they were, could we still call or refer to them as attacks? They were meant to teach and to bring us closer to Him, teach our "Hands to War," as well as being "shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16).

Fulfilling the Will of the Father was never an option for Jesus Christ, so why is it that we treat it as an option for ourselves? Our disobedience may bring about a delay, however, the Will of the Father will always be done. It is good enough for us, because it was first good enough for the Son.

Those difficult trials and tribulations will prevail not in the Presence of the Lord and bind us no longer than what our Faith can afford. How valuable is your Faith? Does it stand only when it is surrounded by other Faith? Does it stand if need be, all alone, to bare witness by itself, to the "Presence of the King on the Throne?!"

Jesus Christ. Love. And Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"A Special Friend (IKJ)"

The Mercy of the Lord never ceases to amaze me. He hears your cries even before the tears have had the chance to materialize right before your eyes. Then out of nowhere, He does the seemingly Miraculous by showing up to Lovingly remind you that He is God ALONE, and will Always be the ONLY King upon the Throne! I am Truly humbled to know that I/We have a God that can do ALL things and that NOTHING is impossible when it comes to the Infinte Possibilities with the Great I Am!

When your level of comprehension surpasses all that you could ever understand, the True Understanding begins to take form beyond what used to be your norm. For when God shows up on the premises of your physical existence, every head shall bow and every knee WILL indeed bend, in Holy Reverence to the Greatness that is Him.

Since we know not when, where or how He will reveal Himself to us, the importance of us being void of Pride is paramount to His Presence and a critical prerequisite in order for His Mercy to be consumed. Being full of Pride will require the purging of, before His Will is able to do what needs to be done. I've learned to "Pass the Pride Test with One BIG Gulp," and allow the digestive process to run its course, emptying me of itself, in order to be filled with Someone Else. Him!

"A Special Friend (IKJ)" has done for me what obedience has lead them to do. And it is because of you, through Him, that I can now breathe again, knowing that what was done is now one less thing that I have to concern myself with, while filling that newfound space with more Thanksgiving and Praise, that would have otherwise been occupied with something else, other than Him.

Oh, You're going to get the Glory alright! All I had to do was Stand in place and allow my Faith to engage the fight!

The last time I was bestowed such a Blessing is only relevant due to the fact that it was not seen because of the pride of this human being. But pride is a sin, that wins not one battle, on the outside nor within.

I Honor You Lord and You reward me so. I do not deserve Grace, but Your Mercy affords me Compassion Everlasting, and I'm basking in Your Glory. I will not soon forget this particular time during this season. Even if I didn't believe, Your Love has given me the Reason.

To "A Special Friend (IKJ)," I thank you for being a silhouette of His Magnificent Presence. Thank you for being BOLD in your demonstration to the Word of God in this situation. Thank you for being the sunshine during the overcast and for having my back in the present, more than anything ever has in the past. I have been taught a deeper lesson in the Art of Compassion and have subsequently been made BETTER, so that I can now begin to enjoy His Everlasting. Being humbled till the chills compel every erector pili muscle to stand at attention. You have Touched and Blessed my Life beyond my greatest comprehension. And that is why my own shall always pale in comparison, and never be sufficient enough. For Greater has already proved itself to be just that much.

With Love in my Heart and Jesus Christ on my mind, I no longer seek what I sought, because He has Revealed what is mine. I am Truly Grateful!

Thank You Lord for the breath in my lungs, so that I may Thank You! And Thank You Lord for the ability to subsequently expel additional breath, to gives thanks to "A Special Friend (IKJ)."

Smile and Love Always!
Smile and Love Always!
Smile and Love Always!

Jesus. Love. And. Smile. Always!
Corey A. Ford

Saturday, January 25, 2014

"To Go Where I've Not Been"

Thank You Jesus for the keys to unlock the shackles of guilt that have bound me for far too long. A Carpenter You may have been known as, however it is the Locksmith that I have come to know You as.

You have taken the self inflicted binds of my past and released them so that they can catch up with my future. I found that I held myself back and did not keep up with the Milestone's of my Life's own track. And oft times when the time called for it, my status report was a stagnant, repetitive doctrination of my very own hallucination of what "I" was to be, failing to acknowledge what "You" called me to be.

I am NOT what they said I was. I am NOT what they said I am. I AM who You first said I was. I AM who You called me to be. But in order to get me from here to there, I had to bare my own Cross, or so I thought. The Cross that I bare is the One that is to serve Your Awesomness, not to repeat the scenes of Cavalry. For Victory was won, death was defeated and there was no need for me to ever have to repeat it.

Standing here today, my destination has no arrival, for my journey "To Go Where I've Not Been" started from deep within and does not regress to restart, yet again. Even in one's sin, the Mercy of the Father is Greater than. I live to be free to worship amuck and to bring You the Glory.

It is one thing to think that you are free. It is a completely different thing to be able to comprehend your Freedom. Free from shackles of guilt that no longer bind. Free to explore the Infinity of Your Brilliant Mind. Free from flashbacks of repetitive sin. Free to stamp my Spiritual Passport "To Go Where I've Not Been."

Jesus, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"The Iron That I Am!"

You didn't kill me! You just made me realize that I was Stronger than I ever thought that I was! That is exactly what I tell ALL adversity that comes up against me! You know not my Strength because you know not the Source of my Strength!

It doesn't bend, waiver, crack nor break. I get even Stronger during what is supposed to be the weakest seasons in my Life. I am Branded BY my Faith! I am Branded IN my Faith! I have stranded unbelief to the remote confines that it first wanted to strand me.

The razor sharpness of my perimeters edge cuts both ways. Only Iron sharpens Iron and the cast that comprises my inner circle is the same razor sharpness as "The Iron That I Am!"

Jesus, Love, And Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Vision vs. Sight"

People will criticize the trailblazers, yet wind up walking down the same path that was created for them by the same trailblazers that they once criticized. Some do not see the Vision until they are well on their way. By then, it is no longer Vision, it is just plain sight. Do you have Vision or do you just see? Rhetorical!

Jesus, Love, and Smile Always!
Corey A. Ford

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Empty of Foolish Pride!"

To God Be the Glory!

There comes a time in everyone's Life that it becomes critical to confront the foolishness in our Lives that prohibits us from preventing calamitous situations from ever occurring.

The choices that we make are rendered from the state of our Hearts. The people that we associate with are a direct reflection of what we have chosen to accept. The emptiness can oft times reveal a direct correlation back to our refusal to be filled with that something that is far Greater than emptiness could ever replenish.

Instead of fitting in, we should learn to embrace the pieces to our puzzles that do not fit. When they do not align with the other pieces, that is definitely indicative of where our piece AND Peace should not be. For our pieces will always fit exactly where they are supposed to be.

I no longer reluctantly empty me of me. I concede to and submit to the gradual replenishment that He wants to fill me with.

Therefore, I am "Empty of Foolish Pride" and ride on the fuel of Faith, One which never sits on "E." Thank You Jesus for the performance OF Your Life at Cavalry that resulted in bridging the gap, Saving and connecting me with Eternal Life, Salvation, Redemption and Victory.

May the foolishness that renders continuous foolishness empty itself of itself and fill nothing else ever again. In Jesus Name! Amen!

I Declare to be, "Empty of Foolish Pride!"

Smile and Love Always!
Corey A. Ford

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"The Pulpit of My Knees"

You know the type! When the sun is shining, they can't stop winning, their pockets are swollen and every turn is like UPS, only right, their Faith is "high and tight!"

Then out of seemingly nowhere, it starts to get a tad bit cloudy and the recession of their Faith begins.

It is where your ability ends, that your Faith should actually begin, bridging the perpetual gap of our own ability, with the Supernatural of God's Will and Tranquility. If it is within His Will, we can effectively kill the dissension of ourselves within ourselves, have Faith and Trust in His Everlasting Glory.

If we could do it ALL within our own ability, our boastfulness would be nothing less than spectacular, and He is abundantly aware of that (2 Corinthians 10:17).

However, the jugular of our Faith informs us that there is a ceiling that we reach if our unstretched arms bare no stretchmarks from the "Pulpit of Our Knees," reaching out to Him.

May the permanent ashiness of my knees serve as confirmation to ALL of my needs, that are met by Him.

The Seasons nor the weather within the Seasons will dictate my belief in my Love for Jesus Christ. I am not consumed in shining with the sun, for I am already shining, IN the Son.

The forecasts of Life will oft times call for overcast, however, there will be no "Overcast Faith" that any cloudiness can obstruct when my Heart instructs me to Trust and Believe in the very Testimony of my Life's Sermon, from "The Pulpit of My Knees."

Smile and Love Always!
Corey A. Ford

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Forgive Them: Because They First Did It to Jesus Christ!"

They first did it to Jesus Christ! So, why are you surprised that they now do it to you? What they did not know then, they still do not know now. Yet, unwittingly, the Bridge between the two gaps is not "generations only," it is the common denominator of Jesus Christ.

When you Follow Jesus Christ, you become a target for the enemy. The attacks seemingly come out of nowhere. The accusations, the deceit, the lies, the maliciousness of their vitriolic nature all have nothing to do with you. They have everything to do with Who you represent.

Stop thinking that it is "you" all of the time. I would dare say that the vast majority of someone's problems that they have with you are not necessarily indicative of any wrongdoing that you have perpetrated against them (although sometimes they are and irrespective of that fact), it is because of the void of Jesus Christ in their lives, that forbids them to simply "Forgive." And because they hurt, they want you to keep them company and hurt right along with them.

In comes the Presence of the Holy Spirit to help you Discern what is Real and True and what has nothing to do with you. Otherwise, without the Holy Spirit, we might take on the same spirit and energy that is being perpetrated against us, eventually making us against ourselves.

In comes the Word of God to help us "Lean not on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)," so that what we do begin to understand rests in the Supernatural Realm and not that of our own logical thought process, the same one that will fail us over and over again.

The Holy Spirit guides us and the Word of God informs and educates us in the Way of Jesus Christ. Do not be fooled into thinking one way or another without first consulting "The Great Counselor, The Great I Am."

Stop wrestling with the flesh and simply "Forgive Them: Because They First Did It to Jesus Christ!"

I speak from experience, yet I Smile and Love Always, ANYWAY! I simply "Forgive Them: Because They First Did It to Jesus Christ!" And without Jesus Christ, "they know not what they do (Luke 23:34)."

Smile and Love Always!
Corey A. Ford